April 1, 2015


Olympian to promote return of matchstick in Wadsworth

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In 1972, Wadsworth resident Dave Wottle stunned the world with a come-from-behind victory in the 800-meter dash at the Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany. At the annual Blue Tip Festival the next year, Wottle was handed a large ceremonial match to symbolize the Olympics and his victory. Now Wottle will be joining Wadsworth city Read More…

Medina pubs join forces to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

From left, Karleen Curry, Ida Amos, Kim Dunlap, Wilson Dunlap and Scott Amos, all of Medina, enjoy a few pints on Tuesday afternoon at Sully’s Irish Pub in Medina. The group said they typically get together for a few drinks at Sully’s on St. Patrick’s Day. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Six Medina restaurants and pubs joined together for fun on St. Patrick’s Day with a Tour O’ Medina. Main Street Cafe, Cin Dee’s Place Bar and Grill, Johnny Malloy’s, Sully’s Irish Pub, JoJo’s Sports Bar and Grill and P.J. Marley’s Restaurant and Pub joined in the Tuesday tour. It included bus shuttle service to all Read More…

Man, 23, charged with filming women, kids undressing at Wadsworth Target

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A 23-year-old Wadsworth man has been indicted on charges of child pornography and voyeurism. He’s accused taking videos of women and children in dressing rooms at the Target store in Wadsworth last month. Jeremy M. Davis, of the 500 block of Sandpiper Lane, is charged with burglary, two counts of attempted illegal use of a Read More…

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Sub Station restaurant in Wadsworth

Wadsworth firefighter Jason Lorton worked Tuesday morning inside the Sub Station in Wadsworth’s historical district, 126 Main St. The sub shop was destroyed Monday night by a fire, the cause of which is now being investigated by the state fire marshal. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

Five fire departments battled flames at The Sub Station in Wadsworth’s historical district Monday night. The call came in about 11 p.m., Wadsworth firefighter Lt. Jason Lorton said Tuesday morning. He said a resident in an apartment above the shop smelled smoke. He notified his neighbor in a second apartment and they got out of Read More…

More now have health care coverage in Medina County

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The number of Medina County residents with health insurance has increased as a result of the new health care insurance marketplace and a statewide expansion of Medicaid. Both programs were part of the federal Affordable Care Act implemented in 2010. About 10,773 people are enrolled in Medicaid in Medina County, a significant increase from two Read More…

Building materials warehouse to relocate to Sharon Township


Medina County will be getting a new discount building materials warehouse this summer. Building 9 is moving its headquarters from Akron to Sharon Township. “We’re really looking forward to coming to the community,” Building 9 Vice President Shane Haumesser said. “It’s been a great adventure so far.” Building 9 is a retail store that sells Read More…

Akron SCORE has been serving the area for 50 years

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A regional business counseling group announced it is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving clients in Medina County, as well as Summit, Portage and Wayne. Akron SCORE is an organization made up of retired and active executives that was founded in 1965. The national SCORE organization began in 1964. The nonprofit group offers workshops, in-person Read More…

UPS honors driver from Wadsworth for 25 years of safe driving

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Terry Leedy of Wadsworth is the state’s senior safe driver for UPS, with 44 years of accident-free driving under his belt. He was among those honored in the company’s Circle of Honor for accident-free driving. Ohio boasts 333 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 9,307 years of accident-free driving. UPS drivers James Sieniawski Read More…

Medina native Zack Petroc has gone from watching movies on the square to animating Disney fare


Growing up in Medina, Zack Petroc remembers a big rock in the yard of his childhood home — a rock that became the stage for his whimsical imagination. “I’d go to that rock and I’d gather moss and rocks and sticks and roots, and I’d set up villages for wood creatures,” he said. “I’d put Read More…

State approves language for ResponsibleOhio marijuana amendment


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has approved ballot language proposed by ResponsibleOhio that would legalize marijuana in the state. It’s the first hurdle the investor-backed organization needs to clear in its effort to put a constitutional amendment before voters in November. Although DeWine opposes legalization, his role in the certification process was to determine if Read More…